Clinch Mountain Echo

Junior Blankenship & Friends - The Newsboy

(Two Cat Productions No #) 2006


The Newsboy
Rear Cover CD Tray

Average Album Rating: 3.75
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The only copy I've seen of this is a CD-R that I picked up on ebay in 2019, so I'm not sure if a proper CD version exists.

The album largely consists of instrumental standards, with Junior's exemplary lead guitar picking to the fore, and features excellent production by Ralph Stanley II.

Junior sings lead on Jimmy Brown, Mary Ann and More Pretty Girls Than One; Ralph II sings a superb lead on Memories Of Mother; and John Rigsby, I think, takes the honours on Worried Man Blues.

Many of the tracks are the kind of tunes/songs that Junior would get called out to perform with Ralph as a 'spotlight' number.

Both the performances and production on this album are top notch, and if you see a copy of this one, it's well worth picking up. The artwork on the cover / CD tray are also worthy of note, with a mock 'Stanley Brothers' poster in the door window in the 1940s front image & a contemporary shot of Junior outside the same building on the tray art.

Incidentally Brown County Breakdown mistitled as Brown County Blues.

(*) backing vocal on Memories Of Mother.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(40:56)
1
Jimmy Brown (The Newsboy)

A.P. Carter
2
Little Rosewood Casket

P.D.
3
Bill Cheatum

P.D.
4
Mary Ann

Johnny Stills / Lonnie Treat
5
East Virginia Blues

P.D.
6
Black Mountain Rag

Leslie Keith
7
Memories Of Mother

C. Stanley
8
Brown County Breakdown

Bill Monroe
9
Home Sweet Home

P.D.
10
Worried Man Blues

A.P. Carter
11
Faded Love

Bob Wills
12
Cannonball Blues

A.P. Carter
13
(There's) More Pretty Girls Than One

P.D.
14
Wildwood Flower

A.P. Carter

 


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